Younès Rahmoun: Darra

5 April - 25 May 2013

Tiwani Contemporary, in association with Galerie Imane Farès (Paris), is delighted to present Darra, the first solo exhibition in London by interdisciplinary artist Younès Rahmoun. The show comprises a series of photographic enlargements that explore spiritual transcendence, as presented through capsules of real life.

Rahmoun initially exhibited Darra with Galerie Imane Farès. Presented as a modified selection of works, this exhibition continues in the same manner by offering a humble way of viewing the world through what the artist refers to as "traces of space/time."

Just a few centimetres in diameter, the fragments that comprise Darra (atom) are everyday materials, as simple as chocolate wrappers, pieces of worn blankets and scraps of electric cable. These trivial found objects, reflecting a collection of encounters with family and through travels, were transformed over a period of seven years into works of art. The pieces were meticulously created in a small room, a process that ended up determining the spheres' miniature dimensions.

Recurrent in Rahmoun's practice is the use of artwork as a trace of spiritual life. The artist incorporates different symbols, materials and forms of expression that relate to religion's search for meaning and connection with the 'other'. Darra, a spiritual journey towards the heart as well as the universe, suggest's that the 'ideal place' could be a country, neighbourhood, small ghorfa (room) or one's own heart.